How to Build a Perfect Skinny Smoothie


At SkinnyMs., we’ve got your healthy breakfast or post-workout pick me up down to a science. No, really, we’ve developed a no-fail, easy-to-follow formula for the perfect smoothie. Whether you like a little bit of flax seeds with your berries or a dash of cinnamon in your coconut milk blend, we’ve got you covered. Bleary eyed at 6am? Follow the formula. Wiped after your afternoon run? Follow the formula? Need to whip up a batch of smoothies for friends and family? Follow this magic formula that guarantees smoothie recipe success every time.

First, choose your fruit. Do you like the vibrant tang of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries? Maybe you prefer a tropical infusion of banana and pineapple. It’s your call. Mix up your favorite fruits. Then, select a liquid. Do you prefer the smoothness of coconut milk? Maybe you need a dash of caffeine from iced coffee. Some of you like the refreshing addition of clear water. Remember that you’ll be adding a creamy texture later, so if you choose a lighter liquid, feel free to complement it with a creamier ingredient.

Now, think about which nutritional powerhouses you’ll need for the day. Choose your veggie and your energy boost while thinking of what you’ve been lacking in your diet lately, or what might help you to feel better as the day goes on. And, of course, that extra dash of sweetness and flavor make all the difference. Choose your natural sweetener and dash of healthy flavor to finish off your perfect smoothie!

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12 Comments on "How to Build a Perfect Skinny Smoothie"

  1. km  February 7, 2016

    How many oz. Does this make

  2. Sarah  October 6, 2016

    Do you have some favorite combinations?

    • Nichole  October 8, 2016

      Hi Sarah,

      My personal favorite is raspberry with OJ, a touch of beet juice, and honey. A family favorite is mango, pineapple, a touch of Greek yogurt and coconut milk, and honey if it needs to be sweeter! Feel free to get creative and let us know what you come up with!

  3. Lindsey  November 9, 2016

    Sounds easy and delicious, too! Did you figure out an average caloric intake?

    • Kym Votruba  November 10, 2016

      Thanks, Lindsey! The calories will vary greatly, depending on your chosen ingredients. Most of our smoothies come in somewhere between 200 and 350 calories, however.

  4. Carmel obrien  January 8, 2017

    I made a smoothie with all those ingredients and it was lovely but with water

  5. Kay  January 12, 2017

    how much is 1 serving of flax,chia seed? is it 1 tsp?

    • Kym Votruba  January 12, 2017

      The serving size varies by product listed, but generally would be about one tablespoon.

  6. Karen  January 22, 2017

    I was wondering about freezing the ingredients together. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 22, 2017

      Hi Karen, I would probably avoid freezing the ingredients together. Adding frozen fruit would be ok, but frozen leafy greens (such as spinach or kale) would end up wilted and not taste great. If you frozen the liquid with other ingredients you would need to take the time to thaw everything before blending. You could definitely prepare everything two or three days ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator, just not the freezer!

  7. Wilma  March 27, 2017

    To Karen You can freeze the smoothies just leave the liquid out .The greens freeze very well. This is wonderful to make several for later. It doesn’t bother the taste.
    Just add liquid when ready to blend.


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